Future Impact v3 Bass/Guitar Synth
Welcome to arguably the most revolutionary synthesizer effects pedal there is!
Our Future Impact v3 harnesses all the power and versatility of some of the best (and best-loved) keyboard synthesizers and squeezes it into a small and portable stomp-box pedal format, making those wonderfully-inspiring and sometimes other-worldly sounds available to all instrumentalists.
You now have in your hands the means to create and play classic synthesizer sounds like those heard on recordings with
the most revolutionary bass gear that was ever designed on the planet.
The Future Impact v3 is an incredibly versatile pedal and the range of sounds it is capable of producing is quite staggering. In addition to producing synthesizer sounds such as basses, leads and pads, it can function as an octaver, chorus, flanger, phaser, distortion, envelope filter, traditional wah-wah, tremolo, reverb, etc. and even has a built-in tuner. As such, it can potentially replace a whole pedalboard of dedicated single-effect pedals.
You may already be familiar with the Future Impact I. With its very powerful signal processor it is able to replicate the various oscillator, filter, amplifier and envelope generator blocks found in classic synthesizers. In addition, it contains signal processing blocks more traditionally used for processing the sound of an instrument such as a harmonizer block and audio effects such as chorus, distortion and EQ. These architectures complement each other in a very flexible way.
But Future Impact v3 goes far beyond that. While its hardware is identical to that of the Future Impact I and it is capable of hosting all the same sounds, the new software provides practically unlimited new possibilities for sound designers and players:
With the aid of the four Flexi Controllers, the flagship feature of the Future Impact v3, the parameters of a sound can be altered in real time using a range of control sources (LFOs, envelopes, etc.) all under the full control of the player;
There are 10 new LFOs - including saw, square, triangle and sample-and-hold types;
The filter and volume envelopes can be configured to be full ADSR;
The Future Impact v3 is not restricted to being used only with bass - it can be configured for optimal performance with bass, guitar, keyboard or the AKAI EWI;
Unlike on the original FI, the three effects blocks (equalizer, distortion and chorus) can now be used simultaneously;
There is an oriental scale tuning for EWI users;
An online patch sharing application provides hundreds of patches shared by the community.
An international team of seven sound designers expertly crafted the 99 onboard factory sounds of the FI v3. A YouTube video with short demos of each of these sounds can be found by clicking on the link below. An advanced editor for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit versions) and MAC is available for those who want to branch out from the onboard sounds and fully exploit the vast potential of the pedal. A library system will be available for the free downloading of sounds developed by third parties.
In its original incarnation, the Future Impact was already a powerfully expressive instrument. With the addition of the new features of version 3.00, its enhanced capabilities make it unparalleled in the field of synthesizer effects pedals.
More facts you should know
- Any of the 99 user programs can be edited by the user on a desktop computer editor
(Windows and Mac OS X versions are available). Programs can be saved, loaded and
archived on the computer through the MIDI connectors. A free library software will be
downloadable from our web page, and a sound program sharing service for the user community.
- Software updates can be uploaded into the FI through MIDI IN. While the FI contains
all the basic features listed here at the time of the product launch, software updates
will be not only bugfixes, but new features will be implemented, partly on requests and
ideas of users. These updates will be free of charge for all registered FI owners.
- Since FI includes a full featured analog modelling synthesizer, it is possible to use it
as a monophonic synthesizer module, driving it from a keyboard controller or a computer
through MIDI IN.